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Republicans, Here’s Your Way Out Of the Obamacare Vise

The Republicans are in a jam. For the last six years, they’ve pledged to repeal Obamacare, but haven’t figured out a plan for replacing it. They are ideologically opposed to government involvement, but they know that taking away the health insurance of 20...

How Many Won’t Watch Trump’s Inauguration?

In The New Republic, I counseled people to deny Donald Trump big TV ratings and refuse to watch his inauguration, as well as future State of Union addresses, speeches and interviews. Previously on The Rick Smith Show, I discussed how low TV ratings would rattle Trump,...

Don’t Watch Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The following is excerpted from The New Republic. Click here to read the full article. …That inauguration next week? Don’t watch. State of the Union? You’re better off with an early night’s sleep. Oval Office addresses? Speeches? Rallies? Press conferences?...

How Trump Is Like Reagan … And How He Is Not

With eleven days until Donald Trump is inaugurated as President, at least half of the country is in disoriented shock. It remains hard to believe this is really happening. And while in many respects what is happening is unprecedented, in other respects, we’ve...

Sorry Donald, Republicans Own Health Care Now

With Republicans making Obamacare repeal their first order of business, queasiness has already set in among congressional leaders and the President-elect. “Even people who voted for [repeal] before are [saying], ‘Wait a minute, wait a minute, we knew that wasn’t...

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